Ed O'Neill.

‘Married … with Children’ star Ed O’Neill made life hell for his lesbian co-star

Before there was Ellen, there was Amanda Bearse.

The actress, then co-starring on Fox’s “Married … with Children,” became the first working TV actress on network television to come out. She was a trailblazer on the politically incorrect sitcom that launched the Fox network and ran for 11 seasons, from 1987-1997.

It starred Ed O’Neill as sad-sack shoe salesman Al Bundy, Katey Sagal as his lazy wife Peg, Christina Applegate as his dumb blonde daughter Kelly, and David Faustino as horndog son Bud. Bearse played next-door neighbor Marcy, a bank manager who clashed with Al about everything.

That, apparently, extended off-screen.

O’Neill and Bearse did not get along.

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